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Clinical Social Worker

Requisition #: 191237
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Social Work/Mental Health
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Feb. 18, 2020

Position Summary:

This Clinical Social Worker will provide support within an Adult Inpatient Medicine unit. Provides direct psychological, social and practical care to a select caseload of patients and families including social work assessments, problem identification, goal setting and implementation of care plans. Makes referrals to outside agencies and coordinates continuity of care. Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to optimize patient outcomes. Contributes to the attainment of organizational goals. Will be required to provide coverage during absences, vacancies and on call.


Knowledge of biopsychosocial and cultural elements of clinical social work practice.

Knowledge of procedures, systems, and organizational objectives used within social work.

Effective knowledge of community resources.

Knowledge of current health care environment.

Knowledge of and ability to gather relevant data to synthesize and summarize information in making judgments regarding patient care.

Knowledge of the medical and psychosocial sequelae of course of illness and impact on social functioning (may be specific to patient population).

Knowledge of relevant community resources commensurate with illness, symptoms, mental status and impairments in functioning.


MSW degree from an accredited school of social work.

Work Experience:

1 year of experience in providing clinical social work service, preferably, in a mental health/health care setting (internship may apply).


Day Shift, Full time (40 hours)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Weekend work required,Weekend/ Holiday on Call Rotation

Exempt, Pay Grade: CJ

Work Location:

JHH, 600 N. Wolfe Street


Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate/exchange and interact effectively and professionally with hospital staff, agency health care professionals, patients and families.

Proficiency and skill in providing social work services in a mental health/health care setting.

Analytical ability to assess patient needs, develop associated treatment plans and deliver effective interventions.

Ability to identify organization obstacles and make recommendations to improve patient care.

Required Licensure, Certification:

Must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners at the LGSW level.


Is licensed to practice social work in another state or possesses social work qualifications in another jurisdiction comparable and

Meets requirement established by the Board in regulations and

Has an application for a license pending before the Board or

Has successfully passed an examination or examinations prescribed by the Board pertinent to the license sought.

Working Conditions:

Work frequently produces high level of mental fatigue.

Works in a normal office environment where there are limited physical discomforts.

Must be able to work in a challenging, fast paced environment.

Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents.

Possible exposure to violence.

Johns Hopkins is a Smoke – Free campus.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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